Bathurst champion splits with Supercars team

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Former Bathurst 1000 champion Nick Percat has announced his daze divided with Brad Jones Racing, conscionable months aft signing a declaration hold with the team.

Percat joined BJR successful 2017, and sits successful eighth spot successful this year's championship.

He won 2 races successful 2020 connected the mode to finishing seventh successful the series.

"I volition beryllium parting ways (with) Brad Jones Racing astatine the extremity of the 2021 Supercars Championship season," Percat said successful a statement.

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"This has been a hard determination to make.

"Brad has ever backed maine and had religion successful maine to bash the occupation for the team, and I can't convey him and the full squad astatine Brad Jones Racing capable for the past 5 years.

"Together we've battled the highs and the lows, added trophies to the furniture and had plentifulness of bully times. Most importantly, I've built immoderate precise bully friendships which I anticipation volition proceed on."

Nick Percat has divided with Brad Jones Racing, conscionable months aft signing a declaration extension. (Getty)

The determination comes conscionable a week aft Andre Heimgartner announced his astonishment departure from Kelly Grove Racing, with Heimgartner the favourite to instrumentality Percat's spot astatine BJR.

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Percat's determination is simply a large twist successful the operator marketplace for 2022, fixed helium announced successful June that he'd signed a multi-year declaration hold with BJR.

The 2011 Bathurst 1000 victor has already been linked to a determination to Walkinshaw Andretti United for 2022.

"In regards to adjacent play and beyond, I'll beryllium announcing excavation and Nelson's plans successful owed people but I tin corroborate Nelson volition not beryllium relinquishing his relation arsenic the unofficial canine of Supercars anytime soon," helium said.

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